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Forum: Fatbikes
05-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, a lot of people do this, so you're...

Yeah, a lot of people do this, so you're certainly not alone! We just did the very same thing with my wife's Salsa Beargrease so that she could do some summer singletrack riding with me. You might...
05-04-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By jim_pridx

I also have a vintage custom tandem that gets...

I also have a vintage custom tandem that gets very little use these days, and while I spent some time last fall building it back up again - mostly for nostalgic sake - I'm also finding myself...
04-27-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By jim_pridx

I wasn't going to say it, but that was my first...

I wasn't going to say it, but that was my first thought as well.
04-15-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,052
Posted By jim_pridx

I definitely resemble that remark.......LOL....

I definitely resemble that remark.......LOL. Seriously, though, I've been mountain biking on and off since the mid '80s, and while I've taken my fair share of spills over the years, at 67 I'm much...
03-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,854
Posted By jim_pridx

This is the very first tandem we purchased in...

This is the very first tandem we purchased in 1985. I just built it up again last fall after it had been hanging in storage for several years. It was originally designed and built by Scott Richardson...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-25-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By jim_pridx

This was my first winter of riding on snow with a...

This was my first winter of riding on snow with a fatbike. I'm generally not a big fan of winter, but this year I was actually sad to see the snow melt. I've been a bike fanatic all of my life, and I...
03-10-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By jim_pridx

Yeah, we do the same in terms of logging in our...

Yeah, we do the same in terms of logging in our tandem-only rides in the daily ride titles. I'll have to see if I can find the "tandem section," for I never knew it existed.
Forum: Fatbikes
03-10-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm in my 60s as well and picked up my first fat...

I'm in my 60s as well and picked up my first fat bike on January 3rd of this year. I've never been one who's enjoyed winter much, but this bike was a game changer! For the first time in decades I was...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-01-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/2j21Wpdp/Hartman-Creek-03-01-...

https://i.postimg.cc/2j21Wpdp/Hartman-Creek-03-01-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/rzRy6PYg)
02-28-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,871
Posted By jim_pridx

Not to be steering you away from Co-Motion, but...

Not to be steering you away from Co-Motion, but if you're from the Twin Cities, there is a tandem builder out in Hudson (used to live in St. Paul) who can build anything you'd like. He built us a...
02-28-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,871
Posted By jim_pridx

Our Co-Mo Carrera is just a single color as well...

Our Co-Mo Carrera is just a single color as well (champagne metallic), but we love the bike! You really can't go wrong with a Co-Motion tandem! Happy anniversary!
...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-21-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/8Cvh04Tj/Hartman-Creek-02-20-...

https://i.postimg.cc/8Cvh04Tj/Hartman-Creek-02-20-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/qtkht8hT)

https://i.postimg.cc/cHNQy3JT/TRTrail-02-21-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/Y4b4QhYm)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-18-21, 11:45 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/GmYCcZqQ/Standing-Rocks-2-18-...

https://i.postimg.cc/GmYCcZqQ/Standing-Rocks-2-18-21.jpg (https://postimg.cc/YvpVRycG)
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,091
Posted By jim_pridx

Very nice! It just so happens that I recently...

Very nice! It just so happens that I recently purchased a Beargrease for my wife as well. She's only gotten out for one ride so far, but she's loving it!
...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-04-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 43,799
Posted By jim_pridx

https://i.postimg.cc/VLGPV1Yf/Salsa-Mukluk2.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/VLGPV1Yf/Salsa-Mukluk2.jpg (https://postimg.cc/svhLMkQq)
12-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,606
Posted By jim_pridx

I've been wondering about them myself.

I've been wondering about them myself.
12-07-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,606
Posted By jim_pridx

Ok, I'll play: Beginning Tandem Age: 61 ...

Ok, I'll play:

Beginning Tandem Age: 61
Current Tandem Age: 131
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,747
Posted By jim_pridx

My wife and I have been riding a tandem for over...

My wife and I have been riding a tandem for over 35 years now, and we hit the mid 50s while going down one of our local hills about 25 years ago. Since the tandem remained very stable, the speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,602
Posted By jim_pridx

This is a beautiful area to ride! In addition to...

This is a beautiful area to ride! In addition to the quiet roads, this area also has quite an extensive system of paved trails that are primarily built for cyclists.
07-12-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By jim_pridx

I hear ya! I'm an aging musician who's decided to...

I hear ya! I'm an aging musician who's decided to drop out of the music scene due to Covid-19 while the rest of the guys in the band (all older as well) have proceeded to march forward into this...
07-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,854
Posted By jim_pridx

Thanks for the nice compliment! We really enjoy...

Thanks for the nice compliment! We really enjoy the Bob Brown bike, and there's no doubt that Bob goes the extra mile when it comes to building with lugs. He's one of the very few that'll even...
06-30-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,854
Posted By jim_pridx

Not to be hijacking this thread, but I did the...

Not to be hijacking this thread, but I did the Gates belt upgrade last night along with a test ride today, and it's definitely a nice conversion for this bike. It just turns out that my center to...
06-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,854
Posted By jim_pridx

Good eye! I didn't catch that until you pointed...

Good eye! I didn't catch that until you pointed it out. I wouldn't mind having a belt drive on our Bob Brown bike.
06-17-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,854
Posted By jim_pridx

This is our most recent tandem........a 2019...

This is our most recent tandem........a 2019 Co-Motion Carrera. We mostly use it for riding on our local roads and regional tandem group rides and rallies:

https://i.postimg.cc/WbyxF4Tg/CoMo1.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,526
Posted By jim_pridx

I've been wearing suspenders off and on for 40+...

I've been wearing suspenders off and on for 40+ years as well, and as long as they fit well, I have no problem with them, either. In fact, up until a few years ago, I never even knew bibs...
04-22-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 31,720
Posted By jim_pridx

Yikes! Do these people really believe that Bill...

Yikes! Do these people really believe that Bill Gates has some kind of a hidden agenda behind this? Or Fauci? This whole thing is about to explode into who knows what?
04-14-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By jim_pridx

FWIW, I'm a regular-working geezer musician (not...

FWIW, I'm a regular-working geezer musician (not a metal guy), but all of the gigs I was supposed to play from March through June have been cancelled. It's looking as though the entire summer may be...
04-02-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By jim_pridx

Just curious, but do you know for certain that...

Just curious, but do you know for certain that you actually contracted COVID-19 if it was back in December?
03-28-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,828
Posted By jim_pridx

No problem......here goes: The road is Sunset...

No problem......here goes:
The road is Sunset Lake Road, and it's about 20 miles east of Stevens Point, WI.
The handlebar is a Specialized S-Works Hover Carbon with a 15mm rise. I found a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,175
Posted By jim_pridx

I bought this Campione brand new in...

I bought this Campione brand new in 1985........still ride it occasionally.

https://i.postimg.cc/BQjCQmrG/Bianchi.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,880
Posted By jim_pridx

Wow! There's quite a few musicians in here! I'm a...

Wow! There's quite a few musicians in here! I'm a guitarist as well, and I've been cycling and playing guitar regularly (pro for many years) for over 50 years. I found out very early on that I needed...
11-07-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By jim_pridx

I'm fortunate enough to have a wife who loves...

I'm fortunate enough to have a wife who loves riding a tandem, and we've been doing it for 34 years. In many respects it's probably helped our marriage. Thing is, whoever is in the stoker position...
10-30-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,496
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, the primary goal was to put me into a...

Well, the primary goal was to put me into a slightly more upright position to relieve a bit of neck and back strain, so we went with a longer head tube as well as a 350mm steerer tube. It definitely...
10-29-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 551,844
Posted By jim_pridx

You know, upon looking at that bike, I still...

You know, upon looking at that bike, I still wonder if it might've worked for us. I'm 6'3" (36" inseam) while my wife is 5'1", so I tend to think we were somewhat in the ballpark in terms of fit. In...
10-23-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,417
Posted By jim_pridx

I can believe that! The market is certainly...

I can believe that! The market is certainly swamped with these three companies.
10-11-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,906
Posted By jim_pridx

Just an update, but I ended up installing the 105...

Just an update, but I ended up installing the 105 RD with the 11-32t cassette on my wife's bike, and it works like a charm! Thanks for the suggestion!
10-09-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,855
Posted By jim_pridx

Just curious, but could you possibly tell me what...

Just curious, but could you possibly tell me what the base price might be for a Hawthorne tandem? I don't see any prices on their website. I don't think we're quite ready for an E-assist bike quite...
09-18-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,906
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, I decided to order the Shimano XT M771 9...

Well, I decided to order the Shimano XT M771 9 Speed RD since we already have an 11-34T cassette on hand. It seems that many other aging roadies have successfully done this conversion as well, and...
09-18-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,906
Posted By jim_pridx

Thanks, guys! I think I'll shoot for the 9-speed...

Thanks, guys! I think I'll shoot for the 9-speed Deore XT! If that's all it takes to make it work, that's great!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,423
Posted By jim_pridx

I don't know, but one connection that seems to...

I don't know, but one connection that seems to make sense with bicycles and guitars is that both of them can be easily tinkered with. I'm always tweaking something on one or the other, but I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,423
Posted By jim_pridx

Love your build, too! It's great to see other...

Love your build, too! It's great to see other guitarists on here, for I'm quite sure that most of us are fully aware of our GAS issues......LOL. Funny, but when I first saw "GAS" in the title of this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,423
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, not to be turning this into a guitar thread...

Well, not to be turning this into a guitar thread (sorry 'bout that), but I've done just that! The first two photos are a couple of builds that I did with a friend of mine (now owned by others), and...
06-20-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,055
Posted By jim_pridx

FWIW, this is the bike we're mostly riding now....

FWIW, this is the bike we're mostly riding now. The geometry still looks a bit strange to me, but it fits us perfectly!

https://i.postimg.cc/x1g7hdDj/Tandem1.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
06-17-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,005
Posted By jim_pridx

A few years ago we tried a pair of 700x35...

A few years ago we tried a pair of 700x35 knobbies on our road tandem while riding on a crushed limestone trail, only to find that my stoker was getting stones thrown up at her shins for the entire...
06-08-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,688
Posted By jim_pridx

Nice lookin' bike! I say "go for it!"

Nice lookin' bike! I say "go for it!"
05-29-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 551,844
Posted By jim_pridx

That pic with the kids on the back of the quad is...

That pic with the kids on the back of the quad is classic, too!
05-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,662
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, I wore the Wavecel Specter on tonight's...

Well, I wore the Wavecel Specter on tonight's 20-mile ride, and it was actually quite comfortable. While it's a bit heavier than my old Specialized helmet, I really didn't notice the extra weight...
05-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,662
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, we didn't have any reservations about...

Well, we didn't have any reservations about riding again. The experience did indeed suck - big time - but I guess we just looked at is as a one-time misfortune and never looked back. If I remember...
05-22-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,662
Posted By jim_pridx

Well, FWIW, we did file a lawsuit and easily won...

Well, FWIW, we did file a lawsuit and easily won a settlement. However, our overall health is much more important than any settlement. My wife went through many hip procedures due to the accident,...
05-22-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,662
Posted By jim_pridx

Yes, I'd be happy to provide a brief review of...

Yes, I'd be happy to provide a brief review of the helmet after I've ridden a few miles with it. It felt comfortable in the store but, of course, the road will is the real test. It's been cold and...
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